Cheers & Jeers

Cheers & Jeers Sept 19th

Cheers to Marly for getting school bus services to Castlerock. Your hard work and dedication is much appreciated for getting a valued service. The Castlerock community and families are greatful!

HUGE CHEERS TO JEB, Ken (new), Kelly, Ken and Chopper, Mike, Gary, Geoff, Tylers’ (x2), Justin, Jamie, Eriq and Jack. We LOVE our new home at The Trails. It has been a pleasure dealing with all of you. Much appreciation for all of your hard work!

A Big Cheers to Roxanne, LaRae, Janice C, Penny, and Janice M. who came to Branch #199 and helped prepare hundreds of perogies! Your help is always truly appreciated!

Jeers to me for being rude to the gentlemen on the patio of Copper Point Restaurant on the evening of Sept. 11th. One of you was smoking and I made a comment. There was no one else around and you did put it out. Very appreciated! Our son recently passed away from a lung related disease, despite never having smoked a day in his life. That is no excuse to be rude but is a sensitive issue with me. I am sorry!

Cheers to Milt Deck for helping us out earlier this summer on Westside Road with our truck troubles!

Cheers to the District of Invermere gardeners for making a wonderful, colorful garden and flower arrangement outside the Library entrance.

Jeers to cashiers who don’t handle fruit with care! We spend time to pick out the good, non-bruised ones to have them thrown and bruised at the checkout! Please handle our fruit with care!

A huge Cheers to all the people and all the businesses out there that helped the Brisco Riding Club have another successful year. With all your wonderful donations and contributions, we were able to have hosted many fun events. We tip our hats to all of you!

Jeers to the editor for writing essentially an anti-Trudeau tirade under disguise “resident coordinating political forums.”

Cheers to the flowers around town, they are stunning. You all have done a wonderful job and I swear they get better every year

Cheers & Jeers Sept. 12th

Cheers to Dana Bjorkman for taking such good care of the Canal Flats grade 8 students. Going into the school with the kids to make sure they knew where to go on the first day is above and beyond! Dana is an A+ bus driver and we appreciate it.

The biggest of Cheers to BC Highways for paving all of Wilmer. We have finally been invited into the next century! And Cheers for the paving crew from Okanagan Paving – boy you guys work hard!

Cheers to the person who dropped off a tree stump at the entrance way at Sobeys. I removed it and sold the root ball for $150. Much appreciated!

Jeers to whomever in Windermere is starting their chainsaw/lawnmower /leaf blower up at 7:45 a.m. You are shockingly inconsiderate to the people who live around you, and you should be embarrassed by this lack of thought on your part.

Jeers to the red truck who passed us on THE SHOULDER along Athalmere Road, right by Home Hardware, on the morning of the 29th. It was not only dangerous – but dumb. A big JEERS to you…I hope you don’t eventually get into an accident driving like that. Then right after, as we turned right at the lights and slowed to stop at the stop sign by Kicking Horse – ANOTHER car went right through the intersection without stopping. Must have been in the air! Come on people – give your head a shake!

Huge Cheers to the brilliant owner of Columbia Valley Sign Artists who would not let me pay for the sayings on my “champagne” mugs! She stated it was because we are nurses and she believes nurses are special! Wow! a donation has been made to the food bank. What a wonderful place to live!

Cheers to Patty’s Greenhouse for delivering delicious veggies, fruits, eggs, jams, and so much more, all over the valley! Your stuff is awesome and I am so grateful you do what you do so well!

Cheers to the wonderful Landscaping Team who keeps our downtown beautiful with their incredible floral displays in the flower beds. It is a source of pride for all of us – and you folks need to be Cheered in a big way!

Cheers to all the guys at the soaring club for the waves and chats as we watched the action everyday. You made my grandkids very happy.

A shout out of Cheers to the blender/roasters of Stolen Church Coffee. Your espresso blend is divine, smooth as silk with no bitter aftertaste. No sweetening needed. Good work!

Cheers to the Australian rugby player with his 4 mates playing his first round of golf ever at Windermere Valley. His first drive on #1 netted only 10 meters. However, on #8 he scored an ace for his first hole-in-one! Those of us who witnessed the achievement marveled at his innocence. He was awarded a Windermere Valley flag that his mates autographed. Congratulations!

Cheers to Britt for “treating” the staff at Columbia Garden Village. You are the BEST!

Hugs and Cheers to Jess for the Communi-Tea! Everyone had such a lovely time!

Cheers to Dana Harrison of Ontario for stepping forward at Canadian Tire this week to pay for all the cat litter for the ICAN shelter. Dana stepped up to pay for eight boxes of cat litter. A volunteer at her own local shelter in Ontario, Dana understands the need and the costs of shelter life. Cheers Dana, and may we learn to pay your act of kindness forward when visiting other communities.

Cheers to Travel Ubuds for a great summer full of laughs, BBQ, boating, board games, golf, bacon, wine and all of the adventures throughout the last few months! No matter if we’re traveling around the world or just around the sand hill, it’s always a great time with the two of you. The cabin is a special place and I would like to “Cheers” to the memories thus far and the ones yet to be made!

Bouquet of Cheers to Inspire Floral for the beautiful flowers given to Columbia Garden Village. They are very appreciated!

Cheers to Dee Conklin for all the kind, caring things you do for my husband and I. You are a true friend indeed.

Cheers to our wonderful Windermere/ Ixtapa friends, Jack and Yvonne Olson! It was great to visit with you and meet your precious granddaughter, Fehryn. The pizza was delicious, your yard is amazing, and your friendship is cherished. Your Saskatchewan (jam) friends!

Cheers & Jeers September 5th

Cheers to the handsome stranger who was next in line to me at Valley Foods, who secretly paid for my groceries! He escaped before I realized what was happening. I didn’t even have a chance to tell him how appreciative I was! Did I remind him of his grandmother? What a lovely gesture and what a beautiful town we live in.

A big Cheers to the 46 volunteers who helped put on our 2019 Columere Park Family BBQ, enjoyed by almost 300 residents and friends. Your willingness to step up and help is one of the reasons why Columere is such a great place to live in. Special Cheers to Fairmont’s Mountainside Market and Coulee Brewery for your generous contributions and support of our annual summer event.

Jeers to me for getting testy in the lineup at the Thrift store. Cheers to people who play fair and get in line at the back.

A great big CHEERS to Jill, Lauren and the Leaders of the Adventure Radium program. Your leadership and fine service delivery throughout the summer for all the young attendees is deeply appreciated. Your efforts make this program the success that it is. Well done!

Cheers to Max, Bucky, and Al for moving our 3,500 lb box into place around a tight corner at our house. Grateful for your expertise, professionalism and superpowers. You are truly masters of your trade!

Big Cheers to RFE ALARMS for coming to my rescue yet again. Cheers to the installation of a water detector, I was saved from a very wet basement. The alarm sounded and I did not think of water but help arrive very quickly to shut off the source of the problem. Even if I had not been at home, RFE could have accessed the house and taken care of the leak. Should I buy RFE a sump pump for Christmas as a gift to my guardian angels?

Cheers to AQUAIR WATER CO for responding quickly to my plaintive cry for help when the old Reverse Osmosis system went down from exhaustion. A new control system is in place and if only the same could be done for we old timers!

Cheers to the staff at Radium Hot Springs for rescuing my relatively new swim trunks that were absent-mindedly left behind in the men’s locker room. The return of them is appreciated.

Cheers to Mike for taking us along Sailing! We had a blast!

Cheers to the downtown spicy Mexican tacos. More please!

Cheers to Arnold and Garette Brockmeyer for helping me out when my quad broke down up by Lake Enid. Much appreciated

Cheers & Jeers August 29th

Cheers to Justin Keitch! You are an amazingly talented graphic designer and always a pleasure to work with. Good luck in your future endeavors.

Cheers to the person who found my phone and left it where I could retrieve it after I put it on top of my truck and drove away like a fool. I owe you one!

CHEERS to Marlo and the lady who accompanies her. Marlo distributes the Valley Peak every Wednesday. She is very positive and friendly. I look forward to her weekly visits as brief as they may be. Much appreciation Marlo for being such a nice young lady!

Cheers to Peter Smith! You put in so many hours and accomplished so much quietly “behind the scenes” – you are such a credit to this community, Valley and the Fairmont Business Association – many many Cheers to you!

Big Cheers to Flats Fest, such a fun time and great entertainment. Hats off to organizer Craig Moritz, his helpers, and many sponsors. This event truly showcased Canal Flats!

Cheers to Dustin at Rigid Plumbing, who answered our emergency call when our septic alarm went off. He rolled up his sleeves and got to work assessing the problem. Called an electrician to help him out and got our septic system back up and running in no time. We are so impressed with the way he handled our call and grateful that he figured out the problem and fixed it so efficiently. Much appreciation from the bottom of our hearts!

Jeers to the homeowners or (rental companies) from Timber Ridge who tell their Alberta renters to leave their garbage in the private bins at Black Forest heights.

BIG CHEERS to Fairmont Subway for making 18 platters for the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Team Appreciation Lunch!

Cheers to the woman in the white van on Wednesday who stopped at the intersection and asked a bunch of teenagers not to play in the flowers. She explained that a lot of work goes in to these displays. And they are there for everyone to enjoy.

BIG CHEERS to Farside Inn for making 30 pizzas for the Fairmont Hot Springs Team Appreciation Lunch!

Huge Cheers to the creative Kim at Villa Skein for the perfect solution to my office decor dilemma. Guess things were meant to happen that way…

Cheers to the RDEK and Radium Council visionaries who spared no expense to pave paradise and put up a porta-pottie AND a parking lot on the old canoe landing. (And they even replaced that with a concrete climbing wall!)

Cheers to my Amazing Husband of almost 12 years for working so hard for us. We love spending summers in the valley and appreciate all you do, each day to allow us such a privilege. We love you!

Cheers and much gratitude to the kind-hearted paddle boarder who plucked our fur kid out of the lake and onto his board, bringing him safely ashore. Also big Cheers to the brave swimmers, Tristan and Dayton, who jumped into help and retrieved the frisbee.

Cheers to A/Z Mountain Adventure trail rides and their great staff!

Cheers to Lydia S for donating Art to Columbia House.

Cheers for Susan at Valley Hairstyling. Lop off 15 pounds of hair and feel lightheaded, fewer headaches, and a whole new look!

MASSIVE CHEERS to Angela M., The Pioneer Staff, and Village Arts for their honesty and help in reuniting me with the pair of wool mitts I had just purchased as a Christmas gift and then absent-mindedly left in the public washroom in Invermere. It might seem like nothing major to you all, but it meant the world to me. I super appreciate your honesty and dedication to helping them find their way back to me! I can’t wait to pick them up next time I am there. We have been coming there for 9 years now, almost twice a month, and have met so many wonderful people in the Valley. This is icing on the cake and proves what a wonderful community you have.

CHEERS to my reliable, loyal and dependable staff at the Bistro for another amazing summer. So proud of our Business Awards! You are the best “work family” I could ever ask for! Watch for your end of summer bonuses!

Cheers & Jeers August 22nd

Cheers to all the Garden Volunteers at Columbia House.

Jeers to my owners for letting me out everyday to go to the bathroom by myself. I know I am a good dog and I always come back home, but when you’re not watching, I go poop in the public green spaces and pathways, and in my neighbour’s yards. We live in such a beautiful town and since I’m only a dog I can’t pick up after myself. My poop smells really bad and it’s a health hazard for the kids that step and ride their bikes in it. Please be responsible and watch me when I go out and clean up after me so that everyone can enjoy our beautiful town.

Big Cheers to Jeremy, the Golf Pro at Riverside Golf Course at Fairmont Hot Springs, for his excellent skills in teaching our 5 year old grandson the basics of golfing during the Saturday morning Little Fairmonsters golf camp. His cheery, encouraging and fun-loving manner was greatly appreciated by the little golfers, parents, and grandparents alike.

Cheers to the Miners and the Loggers who send their products to the world. You are the economic backbone of this Valley.

Jeers to whoever tried to steal the quad at Valley Spas. We have you on camera, it’s just a matter of time!

Cheers to Trevor and Kyra for the GREAT job you do in making the members feel appreciated. You have gone above and beyond this year and we have noticed.

A special Cheers to Eva for making Satin Pillow Cases for the residents at Columbia House.

Cheers to a great Neighbour and friend, Bob Kochorek, A Community Charity Volunteer, maintaining the Windermere Beach, Repairs to Community Center, clearing snow from the side walks and driveways during the winter months, Visitation’s to sick neighbours, recently when several Neighbours required medical operations Bob jumped in to help maintained yards and gardens and what was needed without requesting. It was very much appreciated. What an asset Bod is to the Community of Windermere…..so one Big Cheers to Bob!

Jeers to the rampant number of drivers who have been tailing my kid who is learning to drive. The red L is there for a reason and so is the yellow sign on top of the driver’s ed car. It is disgusting that experienced drivers can’t use common courtesy and BACK OFF.

Cheers to Justin Trudeau for not apologizing over the SNC Lavalin affair and turfing the two female cabinet ministers. He has to show Canada that there is no room for justice and ethics in the federal Liberal Party.

Jeers to all the raw sewage Victoria BC dumps into the ocean, ruining the sea bed. Maybe they shouldn’t worry so much about other provinces and clean up BC’s own act!

Cheers to Bruce for his amazing music contributions over many years at Columbia House.

Big Cheers to the small painted rocks placed carefully along the Lakeview Meadows cart / walking path. The cheerfully painted designs with a few words of encouragement absolutely brightened our day. We look forward to looking at them on our dog walks. Much appreciated, a little cheer goes a long way.

A heartfelt CHEERS to the Village of Radium Hot Springs for their swift and diligent attention for ensuring our Village’s water treatment system is repaired in a timely manner and operating properly for providing us with the best drinking water in the Valley! Your communications and offered best practices during the brief outage was greatly appreciated.

Cheers & Jeers August 15th

Cheers to Jason of Woody’s Plumbing – First Class Service from a First Class gentleman.

Cheers to Tyler Brockmeyer and his staff for the super job you did of drywalling in our house. You showed up on time every day, did a very professional job and cleaned up after you left. We would definitely hire you again.

Jeers to the decisions made this year that are more dangerous than ever with the new road and you sure accomplished your goal of slowing down the traffic (to a complete stop for kms). On a new note, why close off 1 of 2 entrance/exits points to the access road across from the hospital. Was there a problem before? What happens now if there is an emergency at the North end and now the South end is blocked and locked? Good work guys!

Cheers to the very thoughtful person who recognised my cane and brought it back to me. Much appreciated!

Cheers to all the amazing people I know and never met before who helped with my difficult, long move on the hottest day of the week. Whether you were on crutches, facing health/body part challenges, or tired after working, you slugged it out with your generosity of time, food, muscle, brains, and kind encouragement-how blessed can I be to live in such a paradise of great community minded souls?

Cheers to Jake at Lakeview Manor for all his kindness for all the work he does for the residents and the Manor. He is just a fabulous man with a huge heart.

Cheers to great neighbor who found and returned my glasses! Cheers to the Pioneer at the heart of our community for making that possible…. returned while the paper was still hot from the press.

Jeers to communities that accept FireSmart funding but do not enforce FireSmart guidelines.

Huge Cheers to all the volunteers and organizers of Loop the Lake 2019. For showing up in the rain to provide us with water, encouragement, and snacks. Cheers to all the runners that participated! Great effort. See you all next year!

Cheers to the Columbia Valley Pioneer for initiating the “Climate Changer” series. We all need to start thinking and talking about climate change. Most importantly, we need to take action and have hope for the future!

Cheers to the Calgary couple who pulled over in KNP and offered me assistance after my vehicle battery lost its charge. It was a split decision you made rounding a corner and you made my unexpected predicament/evening more tolerable. I hope you had a great time at the wedding you attended. I will naturally be paying it forward.

Cheers to Therese and Mary for listening and doing all that you did to help out when asked. You are truly saints and I will be forever grateful.

Cheers to Woody’s Plumbing for the excellent service you give to us. You return phone calls (even on a holiday weekend), and follow-up with a visit to our home to check on the problem. For sure, you are the best plumbers in the Valley.

Cheers & Jeers August 8th

Cheers to the women from Fields who turned in my iPad to the Bank of Montreal. Much appreciated!

Three Big Cheers to Tim at our Telus store. Your help and guidance with a technology problem is greatly appreciated. More reason to support our local businesses.

A huge Cheers to Tim and Jaye at Selkirk Cellular for handling our recent Telus contract renewals. We were so impressed with your product knowledge, advice and set up assistance. You made renewing all our contracts a breeze!

Cheers to Mike T. for the gift of a leaf blower and mulch. Your thoughtfulness and generosity are much appreciated!

The biggest Cheers to all who donated to my medical cancer call for help at go fund me. Twyla Foran, Pricilla Cooper, My dear mum Betty Sampson, my sis Audrey Sexsmith, Tracy Flynn, Jennifer Gare, David Sheedy, France and Keith Andestad, David Read, Brent Woodward, Bruce Marin, Sherri Cline, and Angelina Haynes. Once again Biggest Cheers to you all. It is great to be a part of this caring and beautiful valley.

Cheers to Woody’s Plumbing for the excellent service you give to us. You return phone calls (even on a holiday weekend), and follow-up with a visit to our home to check on the problem. For sure, you are the best plumbers in the Valley.

CHEERS to my husband, and Brandon of Fairmont Jewelers for designing and crafting the beautiful ring that my husband gave me on our 50th Anniversary. It is truly one of a kind.

Cheers to our community creative knitters, who make little beanies and toques for our babies at the Health Unit. We appreciate your hard work and care for the children of the Valley.

Cheers to Eric at Valley Foods for helping a senior citizen not one but two Fridays in a row. You took time out of your day and away from your job to help someone who needed it. It was appreciated!

Huge cheers to Jay Lightfoot for dropping his tools Friday morning and immediately coming to rescue the umbrella that Mary Poppins dropped on the roof of our building!

Jeers to the owner of the home on the Ridge in Lakeview Meadows who had a noisy party on Sunday night. You ruined a beautiful evening for the Residence of Lakeview Meadows and Timber Ridge with your extra loud music from your DJ. Your ignorance does not go unnoticed.

Cheers to all the awesome BC coal trains that come through every day to bring that great BC coal to the west coast. Largest coal export area on the whole coast. CLEAN & GREEN!

Cheers & Jeers August 1st

Cheers to Ole Westergard of WAA Construction for once again coming to our rescue at our house in Radium. You are a very competent, friendly gentleman and have been a very big help to us.

Cheers to Cali for delivering beautiful snapdragons to Columbia House.

Cheers and Happy Birthday this week to Bronwen. I know how much you love this paper, so now you’re in it! Much appreciation for being such an amazing person and friend!

Jeers to the increasing amount of rude visitors in the valley this year! I have seen and heard of more cases of verbal abuse towards workers than ever, and stores are constantly being left a mess by customers. The people here in town work hard to give visitors a positive experience. Sad to see that manners and general kindness are longer important to the general public.

Belated Great Big CHEERS to the two Princes who live on 15th St and 10A Ave. They combined forces to mow down all the weeds which are rampant on an unused parcel of land. What has been a neglected right of way for years, now looks mainly under control. Your good work is greatly appreciated, past and present by your neighbour.

A big Cheers to the patient, cheerful, hardworking volunteers at the valley thrift stores both in Invermere and in Radium!

Cheers to my sister who saved not one but TWO men from drowning in Lake Windermere last week (separate incidents). Very grateful she noticed their distress and knew how to safely rescue them in deep water.

Cheers to Ray, Pam, Sheila, John and Willa from the Invermere Pickleball Club for organizing the recent tournament at Pineridge. Because of you we had fun staying out of the kitchen and not getting pickled. Much appreciated!

Cheers to Gwen Stewart for being such a dependable, loyal, efficient and very patient homecare worker. You were a big help in my husband’s recovery.

A huge Cheers to Justin and Trevor at GeePa Marine, for going above and beyond on our boat repair. Your professional manor, and service was top notch.

Our heartfelt Cheers to John and Greg of the Windermere Fire and Rescue Department and Breanne and staff from Columbia River Paddle for going above and beyond to rescue us when our canoe capsized half way to Radium. It was a long ordeal for everyone involved – but we are finally warm, dry and happy to be alive!

A huge CHEERS to Megan, Martin, and the staff of Allium Cafe at Pynelogs for helping to make our 50th Anniversary such a memorable event. The food and venue couldn’t have been more perfect for our gathering of family and friends.

Cheers to the Hungry Rooster during Market on Main for giving a black Lab a dish of ice water. Us animals must stick together.

CHEERS to my hubby of 50 years for being such a romantic, thoughtful man. I hereby promise never to burn your underwear ever again.

CHEERS to the awesome staff at Sonshine Day Children’s Centre. You rock!

Cheers to the District of Invermere for clearing away the old community hall. The view of the July 1st fireworks were epic!

Jeers to nosy neighbours who complain about anything and everything. We love you, but enough is enough!

Cheers & Jeers July 25th

Cheers to the Invermere Soaring Centre and the Canadian Rockies Soaring Club for providing scholarships and sponsoring young students who want to become glider pilots. They do this every summer at the Invermere Airport.

Cheers to Trevor for investing a big wad of cash on an upgraded exhaust system for his Pawnee tow plane. Significantly reducing noise while towing gliders over the Invermere Airport.

Cheers to Margaret Radermacher my very special Chiropractor. You are truly the best.

Cheers to Sylvia Walkers family for the generous donation of yarn to our Happy Hands group. It will be put to good use helping others.

Cheers to Invermere Soaring Center and the Canadian Rockies Soaring Club for having passion to experience the joy of soaring over our beautiful mountains without engine power.

Cheers to Jessie McKerchie for being such a kind, caring home care nurse. Your bedside manner is exceptional, and you have a very comforting way with your patients. We are very lucky to have you in our community.

Cheers to Jim Harrison for being so prompt and professional when completing work in our house. You return phone calls, complete the work when promised and cleanup when the work is done. First class!

Cheers or Jeers. Not sure…. for the gentleman who is not happy with our Drum group at Pynelogs. That’s not good, our drumming is meant to create community and connections. There is a complimentary ticket at Monday night group, with a sincere invitation to come join us. You are welcome to come, or give the ticket to another; come experience who we are and our delight in drumming.

Cheers to all those strangers, paramedics, nurses and doctors who took care of me after I was hit by a vehicle in the crosswalk by Sobeys on July 6th. I greatly appreciate your attention and kindness at that time.

Cheers to Keara at the Library. She’s always a smiling face right as you walk in and is so willing to help. We have wonderful people in our Valley!

Cheers to everyone in the Valley who helped make our wedding day so special! Randy and the team at Edibles Catering, Winderberry Farm for the beautiful planters, Michele Neider, Ryan Murton, David Gulbe, Darryl, Brian at Red Eye, and the neighbours of Baltac and Timber Ridge!

Cheers to the RCMP Officer that pulled over her car, in front of Gerry’s Gelati, to show her car to about 8 young girls. She showed them, among other things, how all the sounds and lights worked and let them sit inside. These girls will grow up with a great deal of respect for the officers that keep our streets safe.

Jeers to the person who stole the street signs that tell drivers to slow down on Lakeview Drive. These signs are there for a reason: to protect our children, our pets, and all other pedestrians that walk along this road. Speeding in residential areas is already selfish, disrespectful and a danger to the public, no matter who you are, how much money you make and what car you drive. But stealing someone’s property on top of that is just pathetic.

Cheers to Crisanna! In the many years I’ve known you, you’ve always had such a terrific, positive attitude. I hope everyone has read your letter to the editors in the July 18th paper and some of that attitude rubs off. The world needs more Crisanna!

Cheers to the 45 volunteers who came out for the Rushmere FireSmart work day this past Saturday. You worked through the rain and cut, slashed and disposed of three large bins of wood waste material. Your effort made Rushmere a safer place from the threat of wildfire and you have assured that Rushmere will keep its FireSmart Community status, first earned in 2015, again in 2019. Great work and great neighbours.

Mountains of Cheers to my friend, T. Your commitment to others is humbling and inspiring. As mother, wife, auntie, firefighter, community activist, and friend you rock! We are so fortunate to have you in our lives.

Cheers & Jeers July 18th

Cheers to Tao with Parks Canada! You really helped us out and made our trip out to the mountains so perfect!

A great big Cheers to Mike, Arly and the staff at Walkers Auto repair. They went above and beyond to get my pickup repaired so I could leave as scheduled and got warranty on prematurely failed parts from a Calgary installer. I wouldn’t go anywhere else now.

Jeers to me for complaining about the tow planes and gliders last week. I’m beginning to realize that other people are out enjoying their lives as well as me and we all have a right to our fun! Have a great summer adventurous Invermere!

Cheers to our super awesome camping crew. Premier Lake was epic! Until the next one…

Cheers to my wife Lindsey for jumping in the Radium pool on the weekend to rescue a young swimmer who was struggling. Grateful for her watchful eye! Extra Cheers to her mom who cheered her on!

Jeers to owners that turned their long-term housing rentals into Airbnb rentals. There are very few long-term rentals left, especially affordable ones. Owners please think of the people working hard in this community that love living here but are in desperate housing situations, we need housing!

Jeers to the dog walkers that cut in front of an emergency vehicle trying to get to the Hospital. Jeers to everyone that won’t pull over for flashing lights, it’s the law. You should have to take your driver’s exam again.

Cheers to the Glider pilot that preformed some amazing acrobatics buzzing mount swansea on the 11th. You turned an awesome hike into a spectacular one.

Cheers” to the Friends of the Library for hosting a fabulous Big Book Sale once again. To all of the volunteers who assisted with the planning, book displays and those who also cleaned up after the very successful event – “à votre santé”. “Euge” to all of the purchasers who went home with treasures. “Skal” to everyone who supports municipal and public libraries. Happy reading!

Huge Cheers to Kayja Becker for keeping United Dance alive.

Giant Cheers to Canfor for the beautiful lumber they donated, to Home Hardware for the material donation and to Bobby Wright D.T.S.S. wood class for building the fantastic panels to complete an enchanting theme for the 2019 Prom.

Cheers to the DOI for the color and content of the community sign.

A great big appreciated Cheers to everyone who gives me compliments on what I do and when I walk through town also on my fashion in clothing. It makes my day. Be happy I am still able to get around on my own.

Cheers to Summit Trail Makers Society and all the volunteers who did such a great maintenance job on the trails so the rest of us can enjoy the beauty of the mountains. Be sure to check out their Facebook page and website.

Cheers & Jeers July 11th

Cheers to Big “Al” of Total Heating for a quick response to the failure of our heat and cool system. Quick estimate and system back on line the next day at a fair price.

Cheers to the Neilson girls at the A&W! You’re are always so friendly and efficient ..even on a busy long weekend. You totally rock and display true customer service! You are appreciated!!

Jeers to the gliders and tow planes that just kept roaring around, hard to have a family BBQ when you’re around.

Cheers to Colleen Roberts for all the effort to have a welcoming appearance all the way into our town instead of an industrial construction mishmash that doesn’t make a good first impression. Too bad more can’t be done to improve the look and feel of the crossroads.

Cheers to everyone at Windermere beach on Canada day. For standing still as the momma doe collected her twin fawns from the Island. A magical moment. Oh What a place we

live.

Our sincere Cheers and gratitude to Travis Cameron for both the ride down the hill and returning our forgotten backpack. Cheers to you Doug and your grandkids

Jeers to the half-full beer can tossed into the library book return bin during the grad banquet last week and ruined several library books. Find a recycling bin next time.

Cheers to the Legion and everyone that helped with the parade. It was a great day.

Jeers to the people who set up tents on already crowded Canada Long Weekend beaches. Jeers for the view of the back of your tent.

Cheers to the thoughtful person that returned my cellphone, ID and CC’s to the RCMP from what I thought was the bottom of Lake Enid! Other than a couple of Rainbow trout selfies, I have no other finder information. Really appreciate the effort 🙂 If you can believe it, I plugged it in and it works!

Big Cheers to Dan and Hugh for being troopers on the BBQ’s at the Legion during the Monsoon! Great Job! Cheers to all the volunteers, adults and kids who never let the rain….Rain on their Parade! Cheers to everyone for the great community spirit!

A huge Life Saving Cheers to Christy Way of Spruce Grove RV Park for using her Respiratory Therapist skills on Canada Day. On that day, a male rafter was enjoying the spirit of the day and became unresponsive and was in respiratory distress. Christy came on the scene moments later, established and maintained an open airway, provided oxygen, and assisted the ambulance service by continuing to provide her medical skills throughout transport to Invermere Hospital. She also offered support and assistance to the hospital personnel once the patient had been transferred into their care. Kudos for saving this man’s life!

Big Cheers to Patrick C for all the fun drum circles he’s hosting. From drumming events at the farmers market, to Pynelogs on Monday, to the porch parties at a music festival, all are an energy raising ruckus that leaves the participants and crowds smiling, feeling thrilled to be part of such joyful way to spend an hour!

Cheers to Lisa Tenta for staying late every week to be there for me!

Heartfelt cheers to Jim for the homemade Yard Dice. Columbia Garden Village will be letting the good times roll!

Cheers to RDEK staff and Area G Rep Gerry Wilkie for the wonderful reception at Edgewater Hall last Tuesday. And thanks to all the friends and neighbours who came out to share my moment as Volunteer of the year. I know many volunteers who do much more and deserve this recognition much more than I do. Nevertheless, cheers for honouring me, and for drawing attention to the fact that volunteers are essential to keep all our civic, social, cultural, recreational, environmental, charitable, and public safety services rolling. I’m pleased to be able to help out when I can.

Cheers to Mike and Scott at Windermere Golf Course, and to Brian, Dennis and Scott at Copper Point Golf Club for coaching and supporting the DTSS Golf Team this season. You guys rock!

Giant Cheers from the decorating committee for the 2019 Grads to Canfor for their donation of the beautiful lumber, Home Hardware for donating the building materials and Bobby Wrights DTSS Wood class for building the gorgeous lighted panels that decorated the Columbia Valley Centre for an enchanting prom.

Cheers to all the truckers who blow their air horns at the children lined up at the fence. As they are asking, you are replying you are making their day. It’s the little things in life that bring happiness.

Cheers to all the Palliative and Home Care staff at the Invermere Hospital. The residents of this Valley are so lucky to have such caring and professional people walking us through our most troubling of times.

Jeers to the event on the 6th. I’m happy that lot of people enjoyed the night but please consider the neighbourhood. Playing loud music after 10pm was not so cool I was in bed had to work early in the morning next day.

Huge Cheers to Chris Seitz – the Valley needs more people like you!

Huge cheers to Tim and Galen from CDL flooring for the excellent job laying our floor!

Jeers to fanny packs disguised as purses.

A huge baseball cheers to Jon & Justine for donating the “Mitt” size flowers! They were very beautiful and appreciated by the CGV residents and staff.

Cheers to Sobeys for having the most beautiful fresh cut flowers in town. They wrap them beautifully and they are sooo inexpensive!

Cheers & Jeers July 4th

A big 3 Cheers for Columbia Cycle in Athalmer. For any of you with older models of the Sun Mountain push golf cart, Columbia Cycle are superb at keeping them on the fairway! Great job replacing my brake cable!

Cheers to the wonderful couple who came to our rescue after a bicycling mishap June 15th on Windermere Loop Road. Much appreciation for going out of your way to take our bikes and us home! Your kind and caring ways will always be remembered.

CHEERS to Rhiannon Tutty at Sunlife Financial for helping navigate through the financial maze of my executor duties. Rhiannon’s efforts provided clarity and results!

Cheers to the pharmacists at Lambert Kipp Pharmacy. Your heartfelt compassion and amazing service are truly appreciated.

Cheers to Denis from SD6 Bus Depot. You are so patient and flexible. The EMP kindergarten class is very grateful for all your trips this year. Have an awesome summer!

JEERS to the person who passed me on the shoulder of the road at Coy’s turnoff. Not only is it illegal to pass on the right of a two-lane highway it is illegal to drive on the shoulder. Keep up the good work.

CHEERS to the Westside Legacy Trail and the District of Invermere for making safe routes for cyclists!

Cheers to Melanie Ykema for her courage and resilience through such a traumatic ordeal, and for going public with her story, especially when victims are often blamed by friends, family, and complete strangers. By sharing, she may give others courage to come forward when they’ve been assaulted. Cheers to the Pioneer for publishing her story as well.

JEERS to the cyclists who continue to use the Westside Road as a bike lane and then get angry when we pass them. You are not a car.

Cheers to the staff at the Invermere Petro Canada and OK Tire for helping me with the flat tire on my trailer. Much appreciated.

Cheers to all those that remember and honk! We hear you at the house he hears you too.

Cheers to our wonderful family who made our 35-60-70 party so much fun. The surprise was awesome!

Cheers to a great family that organized a party for us. Especially to my sister Lisa. The beach looks greaton the deck.

Huge CHEERS go out to John and Margo of Fairmont Pizza and Ice Cream for treating our residents from Mount Nelson Place with the delicious ice cream when they came down for a visit on June 25th. It was a highlight to their day.

Jeers to drivers in Windermere who necessitate the implementation of measures to slow you down. An ugly sign was only put up after tasteful and tactful measures were callously stolen.

Cheers & Jeers June 27th

Cheers to all the volunteers who made Family Fishing at Lake Lillian a great event.

Cheers to Vince Woodward at Autowyze. His honesty and expertise, June 3, saved us from a tow back to Calgary and a potentially large repair bill. He will now be our “go to” mechanic!

Cheers to Kendyl, Dale, Wyatt and Adam of Hart Roofing for the excellent work you did re-pairing our roof. You promptly returned our phone calls, ordered the materials and within two days completed the job. Super service!

A heartfelt CHEERS to the man who paid for myself and my friends’ breakfast in Huckleberry’s on the morning of Monday June 10th. You did it so casually and didn’t even want the attention after, it was so genuine. I’d had a really hard week and that morning had just topped it off until your kind gesture. It meant a lot to the both of us. We will pay it forward.

A huge Cheers to Windermere Elementary School P.A.C. for providing our Leadership Club with a delicious pizza lunch. You are so supportive of our students and teachers. We really appreciate all you do!

Jeers to the person in Windermere who put the ugly sign up on Park Dr. Your accusations and intimidations aren’t helping your cause. Perhaps a “slow down – kids at play” sign would work better for getting your point across rather than alienating your neighbours!

Cheers to Pike Contracting for clearing away the old fencing materials from the Conrad Kain Park at the Wilmer hall. It’s people like you who make our community so fantastic!

Cheers to the Library for putting on awesome STEAM programs for our kids after school. The kids created amazing art projects using shaving cream and food colouring!

Cheers to the amazing volunteers that made the 2019 Grad so special! The Grad Class of 2019 are an amazing bunch! Cheers!

Cheers to whomever recognized Teresa’s hard work at Rona when it comes to her unwavering cus-tomer service. I would like to second that motion, extending my appreciation and special Cheers to her as well. Keep up your hard work and your indelible personality!

CHEERS to all the people who donated your wonderful treasures for the ICAN garage sale this year. Without you, our event would not have been a success! Much appreciated!

Cheers to all the helpers, spouses, and friends who made the 2019 ICAN garage sale a success. Despite the rain, we managed fair weather until the end. A special Cheers for Brian Morton who provided us with coffee and sandwiches. Cheers for the hard work and planning by Teryl Hemmelgarn. A good time was had by all!

CHEERS to Bev Deck for all your support with the ICAN 2019 Garage Sale. You go above and beyond every year, and we love you, Bev!

Huge Jeers to the person who complained about the new street markings going into town. After having hundreds of people rudely passing us on the inside for 50 years, now some control. Hopefully the same could happen on the hill out of town, where people cover my beautiful cars with gravel passing over the speed limit.

Cheers & Jeers June 20th

CHEERS to Catherine and Cris at Ozzie’s Amusements in Windermere for hosting our members to a fun afternoon of go-carts and mini-golf. The go-carts were a first for some of us. We all had a great time!

Huge Cheers to Teresa at Rona for her amazing service and ability with operating that Green crane truck! Your unforgettable smile and bubbly personality when arriving on my job site is much appreciated, you make all of our days!

Jeers to all the businesses in town that don’t have baby change tables in the men’s washrooms and only in the women’s. When my daughters go out with their father, where is he supposed to change them?

Big Cheers to Jessie at Redstreak Campground for all your amazing help!

Cheers to the refreshingly stable and community focused leadership at the DOI Council since the last election. How nice to read about progress and good ideas getting done .

Huge CHEERS to Lori at Columbia Valley Sign Artists for making our friend and brother’s final resting place extra special.

Jeers to people who don’t respect personal boundaries when bumping into someone on their private, personal time and proceeding to accost them with questions related to work. When people are in the vegetable aisle with their kids, this is rude and inappropriate. More than happy to meet you during my next business hours but if I’m not at my desk, then respect my boundaries and leave me alone.

Huge Valley Cheers to Chris Corey! Your customer service is outstanding at Home Hardware. Welcome back.

Jeers to the traffic planners in town for turning Athlmere into a single lane bottle neck. Just watch how big the backups get during summer traffic. You shouldn’t try to fix what isn’t broken!

Cheers for Nicky Brown for donating a sewing machine to Ivy House. We will put it to good use making projects. A trip down memory lane for our tailors and seamstresses.

Cheers to Peter Hale for the Tomato plants – with a variety of choices- for Columbia Garden Village and Ivy House residents. A few of the gardeners assisted with the planting, and we look forward to the tomato fruits these plant bare.

Cheers to Brisco Store & Greenhouse for supplying two beautiful potted flowers to the Columbia & Ivy Houses for father’s day from the ERHA. They will be greatly appreciated!

A huge pirouette of Cheers to Miss Melyssa and Miss Meesh of United dance, you have brought a huge love of all forms of dance to the valley. You are greatly going to be missed. Good Luck to Miss Melyssa as she moves to Kelowna to be with her husband to start a new adventure together. Good Luck to Miss Meesh as she works at Hopkins Harvest. We will miss you.

Cheers to le Westergard and Tjiosha of WAA Construction for their combined, endless efforts to build a first-class dam at the ranch. Their work ethics extend from early in the morning until late in the evening. They make a great team. It is amazing what you have accomplished and are still striving to do more. Gratitude is the best form of courtesy.

Cheers to the Museum and Farm to Table group for the wonderful tea and strawberry shortcake social on the weekend! Cheers also for the superb displays at the museum, go check them out!

CHEERS to everyone who volunteered, organized, supported, donated to, and attended Columbia Valley Pride 2019. We are so grateful for the support we have received from our beautiful Valley.

Cheers to Tracy Shandrowsky our local locksmith for speedy and sure service with a smile. Great job Tracy!

Cheers to the very kind couple who delivered ice cream treats to the pilot and passengers on our Cycling Without Age trishaw ride. You made our already great day even better.

Cheers to Ken and Cheri Hann for the fun boat rides and Father’s Day Brunch. So appreciated!

Cheers to Home Hardware for sending two great people to fix the floor for my new washing machine.

Cheers & Jeers June 13

Cheers to Town? or Highways? For new road/lane markings in Athamere. Good planning.

Jeers to the ongoing colonial genocide of Canada’s indigenous people and to a racist justice system that failed over 3000 murdered and missing indigenous women and their families and loved ones. It’s an abysmal and shameful history that all Canadians must face up to and accept before this country can move forward on reconciliation.

Cheers to The Natural Home Furniture store! Karen for your help and expertise when selecting our new furniture and fabrics. The room turned out exactly as I imagined – even better! To Graham and his helpers for the smooth stress-free delivery and set up. The Murphy cabinet bed has already been put to good use and declared the best hidden bed ever! Everything is perfect!

Cheers to Cote and Dale from Toril’s Lawncare who took the time to help change my tire after I picked up a piece of metal on the highway. Your kindness was greatly appreciated.

Cheers to the two Julies for coordinating the little league baseball! For getting the teams organized and everyone out having fun playing! Big Cheers to the coaches too!

Cheers to Ole Westergard of WAA Construction for once again coming to our rescue at the ranch. You are a very hard-working man. No task is too much to ask and the end result is perfection. Well done!

Cheers to Trystan. You are a machine. Canada is proud of you, what an amazing effort you put in.

Big CHEERS to the Village of Canal Flats staff and counsel for spending thousands of tax dollars on the “Economic Development Plan!” We especially like the “Gateway Plan” to the south entrance to the Village. It’s too bad you’re not actually serious about implementing your “plan.” Multiple “Sea Cans” used as “opaque screening?” The huge, tin, Quonset type building goes beautifully with “The Plan” as well we see. A bus. an RV, and the most bizarre landscaping we’ve ever laid eyes on…Way to go! You should be proud!!

Jeers to no hare scramble in the valley this year. Such a shame, such a loss to everyone.

Would like to say a big Cheers to Wendy at Rocky Mountain Pet Resort from Edgewater.

I never have to worry about my little dog when she is with you, and you have been so helpful in this stressful and difficult time for the past year, your kindness is very much appreciated!

Jeers to the lady who followed me home to tell me to slow down. You are not a police officer and stalking me to my home is not the right thing to do.

Cheers to the Columbia Valley residents who come to Alberta to do all types of business and shop. We appreciate you.

Jeers to the person or people that are taking down the Columbia Valley Cycling Society Toonie Event posters in town. It is a shame that someone would want to try and limit participation in some fun community events.

Cheers to the DOI for making a fantastic improvement to the traffic lights in Athalmer, awesome idea!

Cheers to the rally car drivers for sharing the Westside road with me on your way to do your thing. Every driver gave me a nice wide comfortable berth while I was doing “my thing” (cycling).

Cheers to Beva at Crazy Soles for her knowledge and help in finding me the perfect runners. Jeers to me for having a foot that was not very accommodating.

Cheers to Kelly and Val for mowing the back forty. The mountain bikers and hikers appreciate the path on the jungle back there!

Cheers to Green Thumb Arnold Malone for your wonderful contribution of annual flowers to Columbia Garden Village and IVY House. Come by for a look soon, Arnold, the potted plants look lovely. A special Cheers to Jim Turner for bringing the plants to us.

Cheers for Canadian Tire store for providing us with a gift certificate for our annual flowers at Columbia Garden Village and IVY House. Appreciation to local businesses who offer support to their senior villages and care homes. Cheers to you, Canadian Tire, who has offered us this benefit for some time.

Cheers to Al Miller for removing fireworks for sale from Home Hardware due to the dry spring conditions and the potential forest fire hazard to all of us who live, work and play in this beautiful valley. Cheers Al for all your leadership.

Cheers to Peter Smith, the past CEO of Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. Peter has always been a gentleman, a straight shooter and an active member of our Fairmont community and the larger Columbia Valley community. Cheers for your contributions Peter. You have made our world a better place. Our very best wishes to you in the future.

Cheers & Jeers June 6 2019

Cheers and Cheers. I so appreciate Home Hardware. Everyone. All departments. Every product. Respectful knowledgeable service (including- “I don’t know, I’ll find out” and they do, and! they call back.) Al and Lucy, Don and Sue- your integrity is passed along to all on your teams.

Cheers to Andrea at the Invermere Hospital Lab for her friendly and caring spirit.

Cheers to Scott and the pro’s who run the Columbia Valley Golf Trail Junior Camps, the kids had a super time, Cheers for a fantastic program!

A big Cheers to Kootenay Savings Credit Union, the Invermere Public Library, the Town of Invermere Public works crew, and to the shade at the Cenetaph for hosting the EMP Kindergarten classes. We had a wonderful time learning more about our community, services, and people.

Cheers to the individuals and businesses who fly the BC flag. We have much to be proud of in this province!

Cheers to the DOI staff who were working on cleaning the roads downtown a couple of weeks ago. I watched one of them come into the Bakery and show their appreciation to the staff for closing the doors – so that their customers would not be impacted by the flying dirt. Then as he departed, he again apologized to one of the customers near the door for having to shut the doors. Great work – a great representation of the DOI!

I would like to say a big “Cheers” to Tracy at the Real Storage. You sure made a very stressful situation easy. Your customer service is outstanding. Much appreciated!

Jeers to the guy who ran my daughter off the road at Mcleod Meadows on the 93. You took a chance with someone’s life while trying to pass. Guess you wanted to get to your destination 5 minutes faster.

Cheers to all of the organizers of last weekend’s amazing soccer tournament! We knew a few of the Calgary teams – and they had a wonderful experience playing in our beautiful area!

A big Cheers to the wonderful volunteers of the Wilmer Community Club. This past year we saw a good number of highly successful events – and without the dedication of those volunteers, they wouldn’t have been as good! Cheers as well to the Board for completing a number of upgrades to the Community Club area. The new fencing is super (no more dog problems?) and the clean-up of the Conrad Kain memorial and the new events sign are also great! Cheers to a wonderful Community Club Board! Wilmer rocks!

BIG Cheers to our leaders at The Valley Piecemakers Quilting Guild as we wrap up the season Lil Steinwand (Co-Chair), Jonanne Broadfoot (Co-Chair), Frankie Ronacher (Treasurer) and Elizabeth Peters -and Ron too! (Communications and set up) for all of their hard work in supporting our creative pastimes! Cheers also to the Legion for housing us – and supplying wonderful lunches! 2019-2020 season – here we come!

Huge Cheers to D.T.S.S. students Hunter Pike and Austin Brockmeyer and their teacher Ms Wright for designing and building a VERY classy Book Donation Station for the Friends of the Library. And more Cheers to the boys for moving and installing it in front of the Book Donation Centre across the street from the Library. The Donation Station looks so professional and is ready to accept books for the BIG Book Sale.

Cheers to Home Hardware for supplying all the materials for this project and assisting Ms Wright. Cheers to Nev Anderson and Dale Johnson for offering a truck, trailer and expertise to move the Donation Station. What a wonderful community collaboration to support the Library.

Jeers to the local drivers who ignore BC driving regulations by not displaying the front license plate on their motor vehicle. Is that just in case you find yourself needing to do a hit and run some day?

Jeers to people who completely miss the point of a published opinion piece and have no relevant rebuttal except for hollow virtue signaling, irrelevant personal attacks and character assassination whilst simultaneously calling to increase the UN-freedom of the “free press” because what is published doesn’t mesh with their narrative. When debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.

Jeers to the plow truck that caused a lady in her car to rear-end you. Your rear lights only came on for a couple of seconds and you stopped abruptly in a turn lane. Learn how to drive please for you did the same to me.

HUGE JEERS to whoever thinks picking and digging my flowers up in Edgewater on Cordillera is a good idea. You are TRESPASSING on my property. After seeing my flowers dug right up and taken last week and now picking the bloomed ones you didn’t steal last week, I have a camera and it’ll be taken to the police if you keep stepping on my property. Pretty low to steal flowers from someone. I am beyond mad at this point.

Big Cheers to all the businesses that supported my 18th Annual WWF Network Ladies Golf weekend! Copper Point and Fairmont Riverside Golf Courses for providing such outstanding service to the gals. Elements Restaurant for an amazing windup Dinner. Cheers to the gracious valley merchants that support us every year! I could not do this event without you.

Cheers to the Rotarians for once again, hoisting the beautiful provincial flags and the Canadian flag at the entrance to the museum complex in Invermere.

Cheers & Jeers

CHEERS to Catherine and Cris at Ozzie’s Amusements in Windermere for hosting our members to a fun afternoon of go-carts and mini-golf. The go-carts were a first for some of us. We all had a great time!

Huge Cheers to Teresa at Rona for her amazing service and ability with operating that Green crane truck! Your unforgettable smile and bubbly personality when arriving on my job site is much appreciated, you make all of our days!

Jeers to all the businesses in town that don’t have baby change tables in the men’s washrooms and only in the women’s. When my daughters go out with their father, where is he supposed to change them?

Big Cheers to Jessie at Redstreak Campground for all your amazing help!

Cheers to the refreshingly stable and community focused leadership at the DOI Council since the last election. How nice to read about progress and good ideas getting done .

Huge CHEERS to Lori at Columbia Valley Sign Artists for making our friend and brother’s final resting place extra special.

Jeers to people who don’t respect personal boundaries when bumping into someone on their private, personal time and proceeding to accost them with questions related to work. When people are in the vegetable aisle with their kids, this is rude and inappropriate. More than happy to meet you during my next business hours but if I’m not at my desk, then respect my boundaries and leave me alone.

Huge Valley Cheers to Chris Corey! Your customer service is outstanding at Home Hardware. Welcome back.

Jeers to the traffic planners in town for turning Athlmere into a single lane bottle neck. Just watch how big the backups get during summer traffic. You shouldn’t try to fix what isn’t broken!

Cheers for Nicky Brown for donating a sewing machine to Ivy House. We will put it to good use making projects. A trip down memory lane for our tailors and seamstresses.

Cheers to Peter Hale for the Tomato plants – with a variety of choices- for Columbia Garden Village and Ivy House residents. A few of the gardeners assisted with the planting, and we look forward to the tomato fruits these plant bare.

Cheers to Brisco Store & Greenhouse for supplying two beautiful potted flowers to the Columbia & Ivy Houses for father’s day from the ERHA. They will be greatly appreciated!

A huge pirouette of Cheers to Miss Melyssa and Miss Meesh of United dance, you have brought a huge love of all forms of dance to the valley. You are greatly going to be missed. Good Luck to Miss Melyssa as she moves to Kelowna to be with her husband to start a new adventure together. Good Luck to Miss Meesh as she works at Hopkins Harvest. We will miss you.

Cheers to le Westergard and Tjiosha of WAA Construction for their combined, endless efforts to build a first-class dam at the ranch. Their work ethics extend from early in the morning until late in the evening. They make a great team. It is amazing what you have accomplished and are still striving to do more. Gratitude is the best form of courtesy.

Cheers to the Museum and Farm to Table group for the wonderful tea and strawberry shortcake social on the weekend! Cheers also for the superb displays at the museum, go check them out!

CHEERS to everyone who volunteered, organized, supported, donated to, and attended Columbia Valley Pride 2019. We are so grateful for the support we have received from our beautiful Valley.

Cheers to Tracy Shandrowsky our local locksmith for speedy and sure service with a smile. Great job Tracy!

Cheers to the very kind couple who delivered ice cream treats to the pilot and passengers on our Cycling Without Age trishaw ride. You made our already great day even better.

Cheers to Ken and Cheri Hann for the fun boat rides and Father’s Day Brunch. So appreciated!

Cheers to Home Hardware for sending two great people to fix the floor for my new washing machine.

Cheers & Jeers

Cheers to Town? or Highways? For new road/lane markings in Athamere. Good planning.

Jeers to the ongoing colonial genocide of Canada’s indigenous people and to a racist justice system that failed over 3000 murdered and missing indigenous women and their families and loved ones. It’s an abysmal and shameful history that all Canadians must face up to and accept before this country can move forward on reconciliation.

Cheers to The Natural Home Furniture store! Karen for your help and expertise when selecting our new furniture and fabrics. The room turned out exactly as I imagined – even better! To Graham and his helpers for the smooth stress-free delivery and set up. The Murphy cabinet bed has already been put to good use and declared the best hidden bed ever! Everything is perfect!

Cheers to Cote and Dale from Toril’s Lawncare who took the time to help change my tire after I picked up a piece of metal on the highway. Your kindness was greatly appreciated.

Cheers to the two Julies for coordinating the little league baseball! For getting the teams organized and everyone out having fun playing! Big Cheers to the coaches too!

Cheers to Ole Westergard of WAA Construction for once again coming to our rescue at the ranch. You are a very hard-working man. No task is too much to ask and the end result is perfection. Well done!

Cheers to Trystan. You are a machine. Canada is proud of you, what an amazing effort you put in.

Big CHEERS to the Village of Canal Flats staff and counsel for spending thousands of tax dollars on the “Economic Development Plan!” We especially like the “Gateway Plan” to the south entrance to the Village. It’s too bad you’re not actually serious about implementing your “plan.” Multiple “Sea Cans” used as “opaque screening?” The huge, tin, Quonset type building goes beautifully with “The Plan” as well we see. A bus. an RV, and the most bizarre landscaping we’ve ever laid eyes on…Way to go! You should be proud!!

Jeers to no hare scramble in the valley this year. Such a shame, such a loss to everyone.

Would like to say a big Cheers to Wendy at Rocky Mountain Pet Resort from Edgewater.

I never have to worry about my little dog when she is with you, and you have been so helpful in this stressful and difficult time for the past year, your kindness is very much appreciated!

Jeers to the lady who followed me home to tell me to slow down. You are not a police officer and stalking me to my home is not the right thing to do.

Cheers to the Columbia Valley residents who come to Alberta to do all types of business and shop. We appreciate you.

Jeers to the person or people that are taking down the Columbia Valley Cycling Society Toonie Event posters in town. It is a shame that someone would want to try and limit participation in some fun community events.

Cheers to the DOI for making a fantastic improvement to the traffic lights in Athalmer, awesome idea!

Cheers to the rally car drivers for sharing the Westside road with me on your way to do your thing. Every driver gave me a nice wide comfortable berth while I was doing “my thing” (cycling).

Cheers to Beva at Crazy Soles for her knowledge and help in finding me the perfect runners. Jeers to me for having a foot that was not very accommodating.

Cheers to Kelly and Val for mowing the back forty. The mountain bikers and hikers appreciate the path on the jungle back there!

Cheers to Green Thumb Arnold Malone for your wonderful contribution of annual flowers to Columbia Garden Village and IVY House. Come by for a look soon, Arnold, the potted plants look lovely. A special Cheers to Jim Turner for bringing the plants to us.

Cheers for Canadian Tire store for providing us with a gift certificate for our annual flowers at Columbia Garden Village and IVY House. Appreciation to local businesses who offer support to their senior villages and care homes. Cheers to you, Canadian Tire, who has offered us this benefit for some time.

Cheers to Al Miller for removing fireworks for sale from Home Hardware due to the dry spring conditions and the potential forest fire hazard to all of us who live, work and play in this beautiful valley. Cheers Al for all your leadership.

Cheers to Peter Smith, the past CEO of Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. Peter has always been a gentleman, a straight shooter and an active member of our Fairmont community and the larger Columbia Valley community. Cheers for your contributions Peter. You have made our world a better place. Our very best wishes to you in the future.

Cheers & Jeers June 6th

Cheers and Cheers. I so appreciate Home Hardware. Everyone. All departments. Every product. Respectful knowledgeable service (including- “I don’t know, I’ll find out” and they do, and! they call back.) Al and Lucy, Don and Sue- your integrity is passed along to all on your teams.

Cheers to Andrea at the Invermere Hospital Lab for her friendly and caring spirit.

Cheers to Scott and the pro’s who run the Columbia Valley Golf Trail Junior Camps, the kids had a super time, Cheers for a fantastic program!

A big Cheers to Kootenay Savings Credit Union, the Invermere Public Library, the Town of Invermere Public works crew, and to the shade at the Cenetaph for hosting the EMP Kindergarten classes. We had a wonderful time learning more about our community, services, and people.

Cheers to the individuals and businesses who fly the BC flag. We have much to be proud of in this province!

Cheers to the DOI staff who were working on cleaning the roads downtown a couple of weeks ago. I watched one of them come into the Bakery and show their appreciation to the staff for closing the doors – so that their customers would not be impacted by the flying dirt. Then as he departed, he again apologized to one of the customers near the door for having to shut the doors. Great work – a great representation of the DOI!

I would like to say a big “Cheers” to Tracy at the Real Storage. You sure made a very stressful situation easy. Your customer service is outstanding. Much appreciated!

Jeers to the guy who ran my daughter off the road at Mcleod Meadows on the 93. You took a chance with someone’s life while trying to pass. Guess you wanted to get to your destination 5 minutes faster.

Cheers to all of the organizers of last weekend’s amazing soccer tournament! We knew a few of the Calgary teams – and they had a wonderful experience playing in our beautiful area!

A big Cheers to the wonderful volunteers of the Wilmer Community Club. This past year we saw a good number of highly successful events – and without the dedication of those volunteers, they wouldn’t have been as good! Cheers as well to the Board for completing a number of upgrades to the Community Club area. The new fencing is super (no more dog problems?) and the clean-up of the Conrad Kain memorial and the new events sign are also great! Cheers to a wonderful Community Club Board! Wilmer rocks!

BIG Cheers to our leaders at The Valley Piecemakers Quilting Guild as we wrap up the season Lil Steinwand (Co-Chair), Jonanne Broadfoot (Co-Chair), Frankie Ronacher (Treasurer) and Elizabeth Peters -and Ron too! (Communications and set up) for all of their hard work in supporting our creative pastimes! Cheers also to the Legion for housing us – and supplying wonderful lunches! 2019-2020 season – here we come!

Huge Cheers to D.T.S.S. students Hunter Pike and Austin Brockmeyer and their teacher Ms Wright for designing and building a VERY classy Book Donation Station for the Friends of the Library. And more Cheers to the boys for moving and installing it in front of the Book Donation Centre across the street from the Library. The Donation Station looks so professional and is ready to accept books for the BIG Book Sale.

Cheers to Home Hardware for supplying all the materials for this project and assisting Ms Wright. Cheers to Nev Anderson and Dale Johnson for offering a truck, trailer and expertise to move the Donation Station. What a wonderful community collaboration to support the Library.

Jeers to the local drivers who ignore BC driving regulations by not displaying the front license plate on their motor vehicle. Is that just in case you find yourself needing to do a hit and run some day?

Jeers to people who completely miss the point of a published opinion piece and have no relevant rebuttal except for hollow virtue signaling, irrelevant personal attacks and character assassination whilst simultaneously calling to increase the UN-freedom of the “free press” because what is published doesn’t mesh with their narrative. When debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.

Jeers to the plow truck that caused a lady in her car to rear-end you. Your rear lights only came on for a couple of seconds and you stopped abruptly in a turn lane. Learn how to drive please for you did the same to me.

HUGE JEERS to whoever thinks picking and digging my flowers up in Edgewater on Cordillera is a good idea. You are TRESPASSING on my property. After seeing my flowers dug right up and taken last week and now picking the bloomed ones you didn’t steal last week, I have a camera and it’ll be taken to the police if you keep stepping on my property. Pretty low to steal flowers from someone. I am beyond mad at this point.

Big Cheers to all the businesses that supported my 18th Annual WWF Network Ladies Golf weekend! Copper Point and Fairmont Riverside Golf Courses for providing such outstanding service to the gals. Elements Restaurant for an amazing windup Dinner. Cheers to the gracious valley merchants that support us every year! I could not do this event without you.

Cheers to the Rotarians for once again, hoisting the beautiful provincial flags and the Canadian flag at the entrance to the museum complex in Invermere.

Cheers and Jeers May 31st

Cheers to Greg DuBois, Summit Valley Contracting Ltd., and his amazing mobile chipper, which helped the community of CastleRock Estates reduce hazardous forest fuels as part of its ongoing FireSmart initiatives.

Cheers to the thousands of out-of-town folk who enjoyed the beautiful weather in our Valley over the long weekend and for respectfully visiting with us in the communities and neighbourhoods where we live. Great to see you recreating on our lakes, beaches, trails and golf courses. Please come back again soon.

Jeers to the irresponsible immature adults who float propane tanks on Columbia Lake and then shoot them (yes with a gun) just to watch them explode. The explosion can be heard and felt in Canal Flats not to mention the repercussions it has on the fish, wildlife and the environment. It will not be such a thrill when someone gets seriously injured or killed. Jeers to the people who actually sit around and watch and let this happen.

Cheers to Mac-Neil Mowing and Landscaping irrigation crews for keeping our lawn in tip top shape.

Cheers to Lorene Keitch, Editor, CV Pioneer, for her keen interest in learning more about FireSmart Canada and helping the community of CastleRock Estates raise awareness of the importance of communities working together to mitigate risks from wildland-urban wildfires.

Cheers to Britt for picking us up at the airport and looking after our house.

Cheers to Heather for keeping our teeth so clean.

Cheers to all the restaurants and businesses that are phasing out the use of plastic straws. It can seem like such a small thing, but the impact of the elimination of this plastic in our environment is going to be huge.

Jeers to the out-of-town teens who stayed in the rental accommodation within the Pineridge/Westridge neighbourhoods during the long weekend. Jeers to the parents who failed to supervise their kids while they loudly roamed throughout our usually quiet residential communities well after midnight. We have picked up the postal boxes that your kids pushed over and have recycled the cans and bottles they tossed into our yards. Trust that you all slept well although we could not.

Jeers to the condition of the Rotary ball park. There were multiple injuries from the state of the infield, the grass was not mowed and the one garbage can was filled to the top upon arriving.

Massive Jeers for not having anywhere for campers to dump sewage. This is a tourist town and there needs to be a spot to properly dispose of this waste or guess what, people will just dump it wherever in the bush! Isn’t that polluting? Would it be ok if I just dumped used oil in the bush? What’s the difference? I would also like to hear some feedback and comments from other people.

Jeers to the Columbia Valley Community Centre for not having the handrails installed outside. Over 1 year has passed since grad used the hall last year. Overall poor parking and sidewalk plan.

Cheers to the new housing on the Shuswap Band. Kudos to Chief Barb and Council.

Huge Cheers to the staff at Dr. Mark Moneo’s optometry clinic. On Friday, May 25th the frames of my glasses broke. We were visiting my son and his family in Radium at the time and I had no spares. The staff managed to fit my lenses into new frames at a very reasonable cost on the spot. This allowed me to see my granddaughter dance at her recital, spend time walking in the woods with my son, and generally enjoy the rest of our weekend. Very much appreciated!

Cheers to the Windermere District Historical Society and the Wilmer Community Club for co-hosting the showing of “Hacksaw” a movie partially filmed in Wilmer. The event was a success and enjoyed by all who attended!

Cheers to Sajeed, manager at the Husky in Radium. On my way back to Edmonton over the long weekend, I realized I left my wallet back in Cranbrook. I had no money, no way to get money, and a cranky toddler and anxious dog in tow. He let me e-transfer money to him, then personally produced enough cash for gas to get home and some food. I encourage everyone to be generous to the Radium Husky with your business!

Many Cheers to whomever is responsible for the traffic control at the four way stop in Radium on Friday of the May long weekend! Excellent work!

Jeers to the two 16 year old males with the rude attitude who attempted to steal our paddle boat off our dock Sunday of the long weekend. When we shouted to them to paddle it back in, they threatened not to if we called the police. How do kids end up so blatantly disrespectful, with no regard for other people’s property? They both ended up running away, my husband followed them in his car, and big cheers to the very busy RCMP for sticking with us and apprehending one of the boys!

Jeers to our town for wanting to ban/impose new fees and taxes for short term rentals. Hotels fully book in the summer! This opens up more opportunities for visitors from all over BC and Alberta to come experience the valley. As frustrating as it may be to have our little town turn into a mini city, our businesses would not survive without our tourism. And we are not in the place to turn down any more business.

Jeers to the person or persons in Twethewey subdivision in Windermere who leave their blue bags of dog poop in the middle of the roads(plural).

JEERS to the person who wrote … Go Home Alberta … in an outhouse along Highway 93. My passport says “ CANADIAN “ so in fact I am home.

Jeers to the excessive speeders continually jeopardizing the safety of others, their children and pets, crossing the CPR bridge onto the Fort Point. It is a well-marked 30km/hr pedestrian zone.

Cheers to Invermere Home Hardware for the use of the popcorn machine at the Wilmer Hall for the showing of “Hacksaw”. Cheers to Kootenay Coffee Works for donating ice to our event!!

Jeers to whomever took away the ash barrel at the Edgewater dump. Do they now expect us to dump the ashes in the dumpster? With such a dry climate this is a fire just waiting to happen. Please, for the safety of the valley, put it back.